Hello Again, Newsletter!

Will newsletters trend again? Last week, I posted about checking out Hive Social. Little did I know they'd soon shut down their servers to deal with fortifying their security. (No data was leaked. It's a preventative effort, but it does put a damper on my usage.) Don't get me wrong. Hive is still a pretty place to play around in, and I like connecting with authorly types there. But there is a learning curve, and the "Discover" page for me doesn't populate with posts that I'm truly interested in. … [Read more...]

Foodie Friday: Hot Pot

Hot pot: steamed veggies and meats in a boiling broth It's our tradition to hold a Christmas pot luck each year. What's easier than cutting up vegetables and meats to place in boiling broth? A complex soup base can be purchased or a plain stock (simple vegetable, chicken, etc.) used . The hot pot sits on a burner, and you want it set at the highest setting to make it bubbling before you throw in the food to cook. The bowl I use is divided into two sections; I use the smaller circle for … [Read more...]